Information About Simona - Lambeth teacher
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Simona offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
Simona is a professional vocal coach, with more than 10 years experience as a singer and performer of advanced level
She is a Level III Certified IVA Instructor and has been teaching voice lessons in London since five years. She works with a wide range of artists of all ages and abilities, from West-End professionals to complete beginners.
Simona has been a Speech Level Singing Instructor for over 2 years and has trained with world class voice teachers including legendary vocal coach of the stars Seth Riggs in person (Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder and over 120 Grammy Winners), Greg Enriquez (Hole, Celebrity Skin Tour - Courtney Love; Creations du Dragon - Celine Dion), Jeffrey Skouson (The Killers, Imagine Dragon, Panic at the Disco, and over 30 Broadway Stars).
As an IVA Instructor, Simona is committed to on-going training, regularly attending seminars, master classes and teacher training events worldwide to develop her own skills both as a teacher and vocalist.
The IVA technique is based on 17th and 18th Century principles of singing developed by the Old Italian School of Singing. Our goal is to train voices to sing in a free and natural manner, smoothly, from the bottom of the range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality. Training in this technique gives you access to all dynamics, with tonal clarity and flexibility. It also helps improve your range, endurance, stamina, breath control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality across all styles of music without fatigue or damage to the voice. We accomplish these results by training the singer to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, all within a resting laryngeal posture.
How it works?
IVA is a technique based on the recognition and use of the “bridges” or “passaggi” in the voice. The bridges are the area of the voice where vocal cord adjustment must take place in order to sing both high and low in our range. The IVA technique frees the vocalist to sing with a connected tone from the bottom of the range to the top by keeping the larynx down and the vocal cords together appropriately. Traditional vocal methods often only address using the bottom of the range (chest voice) for pop/theater styles or just using the top of the range (head voice) for classical styles which limits a singer in their capacity to sing throughout their range with a connected, uniform voice. The key to IVA is in understanding the bridges and learning to mix. Not using the voice properly throughout the whole range can lead to strain, incorrect pitch, vocal fatigue, and vocal damage.
Simona been teaching private lessons in London since 5 years and have a proven track record of success with her students. She is one of the lead teachers at the Bromley Vocal School, a well established Music School in Kent, where she offers one to one singing tuitions and help students with passing voice examinations for Trinity and LCM.
She also works as a Singing Tutor and Vocal Consultant in a few London's secondary and high schools (Chelsea Academy, Church Of England School) and helps the students prepare for the School Perfomance Showcase.
Simona is able to offer one to one tailor made lessons, personalized for your individual voice needs. She offers lessons in a fun and engaging way for all ages. With an intuitive sense of music and a good ear, Simona will assess your strengths and weaknesses, creating lesson plans just for you!
Here's a few of the technical aspects Simona can help you with:
- Find your natural voice
- Improve your pitch and tone
- Expand your vocal range
- Get agility and fluidity throughout your vocal range
- Sing in a relaxed and effortless way, from bottom to top, with no more breaks
- Develop Performance Techniques
- Repertoire coaching
- Audition Preparation
- Stage Presence
- Song Interpretation
- Prepare for Trinity and LCM exams
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Additional Languages: English (British), French, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Insitute for Vocal Advancemen (2016) - Level 2 Singing Intructor (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Insitute for Vocal Advancemen (2015) - Level 1 Singing Intructor (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Speech Level Singing (2014) - Level 1 Singing Intructor (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Fondazione The Brass Palermo Italy (2004) - Jazz music diploma (School) (✘ Not On File)